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2005-10-21 15:37:57

By Marcelo Teixeira ELDORADO, Brazil (Reuters) - Manoel Simoes Junior, who is watching health officials in Brazil slaughter his herd of 3,600 head of cattle after they tested positive for foot-and-mouth, wants explanations. Simoes told Reuters by phone he is not to blame for the outbreak on his property, on which two local police officers shot dead the first lot of 300 of his herd earlier this week. "What the press needs to ask is how this happened. I have employees trained by...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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